Dr. Bruce presents his most deeply held idea: a new hypothesis for how life began on the Earth, The Coupled Phases model was developed over thirty years of inquiry and completed with the collaboration of his mentor and colleague at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Professor David Deamer. Hear how the model works and how it might help us refigure our civilization, first in his TEDx Santa Cruz talk, then in an interview on the Midwest Real podcast, and finally from his presentation of... Topics: origin of life, chemistry, complexity theory, space, consciousness
Jun 13, 2015byDr. Bruce Damer, TEDxSantaCruz, Midwest Real podcast
Dr. Bruce presents his greatest idea yet for spaceflight in the first of two TEDx talks given for TEDxSantaCruz on April 24, 2015. Hear how humanity might create a sustainable presence in the solar system in this century through SHEPHERD, an innovative new type of spacecraft. After the TEDx talk we continue with an extended discussion about new possibilities in space with Michael Phillip of the Midwest Real podcast. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (introducer and presenter), TEDxSantaCruz (event... Topics: space flight, nasa, mars, asteroids, life, tedx
Dr. R.P. Kaushik returns to the Levity Zone in what I call "the Long Minding Road to Freedom", He first recounts the long history of spiritual traditions in India and the West all of which eventually devolve into limited products of Mind and Ego. He then examines the nature of the mind itself showing that this most sensitive instrument can become our guru, if we will only choicelessly follow its meanderings until the end. In this way we will open out into a new space: the flow of... Topic: consciousness
Rejoin Dr. Bruce during his 2015 Levity Zone Tour in Australia for part 2 of the Sydney Serenade. Ray trace a visionary beam through the crystalline structure of Endo, diffracting through the azure jewel of civilization, passing back through ancient Australian zircons to the origin of life, completing our photonic journey in a glint off Incan temple foundations. The crystal sphere then went out to dance by moonlight and found itself in a Gaian dialogue with the local Lukuma and together they... Topics: consciousness, Australia, civilization, space travel, inca
Join Dr. Bruce midway through his 2015 Levity Zone down under tour of eastern Australia. In an artsy warehouse in the artsy Sydney district of Newtown Dr. Bruce presented an evening serenade of visionary story threads woven with the chill tones of live DJ Tsentsak (aka Richard Baron). Lie back with the Aussies and take in part one of a trip through our deepest history hyperdriving up through to the fragile but potent present, riding the liminal zone between reason and magick. Credits: Dr. Bruce... Topics: consciousness, Australia, politics, Eleusis
Feb 6, 2015byDr. Bruce Damer, Hugo Farrant, DJ Treats
UK-Australian performer Hugo Farrant teams up with DJ Treats and enters the Levity Zone with his unique visionary rap. Hugo takes us back way before Eleusis to Mesopotamia's Spring Goddess Ishtar. We fall into his spell of words and music and journey as the grateful pilgrim in search of the divine feminine and our collective rejuvenation from Mother Nature herself. Hugo also raps with whimsical world band Dub The Magic Dragon, and PhD historian and musician Giordano Nanni, co-creator of Juice... Topics: Ishtar, ascension, civilization, religion, ceremony
In April, 2014 the members of the Boston-based Jellicle Literary Guild met to consider a question posed virtually by Dr. Bruce on "can we remake our communities in the old model of the closely knit circle?". See how a group of intelligent New Englanders tackle this question. Host and publisher of Scriptor Press Raymond Soulard has guided the guild since its founding in New Britain, Connecticut in 1988. If you would like to host your own "salon" with a question posed in the... Topics: community, civilization
Join us for part 2 of the controversial Radical Remake show with Dr. Bruce, and KSCO Radio's Michael Zwerling as they take on a barrage of callers from a mostly politically right of center listenership. As a preamble Dr. Bruce summarizes the five points his Radical Remake blueprint as well as Lawrence Lessig's book Republic Lost. Both documents outline how a constitutional convention might be held in the USA to deal with corruption and reboot the country's system of governance. Credits: Dr.... Topics: Constitutional Convention, Politics, Corruption, Lawrence Lessig
In November 2011 at the peak of the Occupy movement Dr. Bruce was moved by the protesters who so bravely spoke truth to power. Occupy represented deep dissatisfaction with a nation and a system deeply riddled with corruption that even the founding fathers of the Republic had feared and foretold. So he penned a five part document: "By and for the 99%, a visionary Blueprint for a Radical Remake of America (or any country)" which drew enough attention that he ended up on conservative... Topics: occupy wall street, us constitution, corruption politics, constitutional convention
The Eleusinian mysteries of ancient Greece initiated an awakening into civilization, science and art but were lost when fanatical Christians and savage tribes smashed the temple as the Roman empire fell. Are we living in an inferior culture driven by non-initiates subjecting our world to the worst juvenile destructive tendancies? Dr. Bruce explores the return of Eleusinian initiation through rites in circles held around the world in this talk from Burning Man 2014, Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer,... Topics: Eleusinian mysteries, civilization, initiation, healing, psychopathy, greek mythology
In honor of the passing of Dr. Alexander 'Sasha' Shulgin a special group journeyed to a lush green spring-fed valley in dry far Northern California back in June of 2014. Dr. Bruce spins a tale of how we came to vision, the coevolution of technology and then on into how we may open to a group overmind driven and connected through the 'Shulgin Chip' and reach a place where we resonate with a cosmic destiny.Thanks to author Ramez Naam for his novel Nexus which was the inspiration for this talk.... Topic: Sasha Shulgin
Rolling the clock way back to 1994 we find Dr. Bruce living and working in Prague, the beautiful medieval capital of the Czech lands. As well as leading a team of top class Bohemian engineers at Elixir, Dr. Bruce presents his very own Prague Gnosis in three interviews edited for you here in the Zone: Jan and Krystyna Kaplan's video documentary Good Morning Prague, Molly's interview on Radio Metropolis, and Wendy Haller's D-Salon arts piece on Radio Prague. Hear a very early Dr. Bruce wax... Topic: Prague
Jun 23, 2014byDr. Bruce Damer, Lorenzo Hagerty, Tom Riedel
Back in June of 2012 Lorenzo Hagerty and yours truly, Dr. Bruce, presented a program on the life of Terence McKenna at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Join us in the Big Yurt perched over the Pacific in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I fulfilled a promise Terence and I made to 'do my own thing' and return to Esalen in his name to present my particular raps.Join me as I weave some new myths, flow out Esalen visions and inspire a hopeful view of our coming to... Topics: Esalen Institute, human evolution, Terence McKenna, cognitive overload, consciousness
In part two of the Bubble Culture Dhiren Dasu and Dr. Bruce continue to tackle the trends, economics, and purported transformational community of the festival scene. This August 2013 studio session unravels the ‘entitlement generation’ and recalls the features of real community versus the ephemeral and unsustainable nature of the festivals. While peak experiences have value, Dr. Bruce asks the question: does the festival scene feed the machine? Still there is a chance for the opening of... Topics: youth culture, festivals, counter-culture
Recorded at the Blue Lotus Temple of Sound and Light, this is the first of the "studio sessions" to be brought out into the Levity Zone. Featuring musician, artist and neighbor Dhiren Dasu in conversation with Dr. Bruce we tackle a topic not often taken on: the viability of the festival scene and the image and the reality of the "counter' or 'bubble' culture lifestyle prevalent on the West Coast of the US and elsewhere. As the philosopher Alan Watts counseled fifty years before,... Topics: counter-culture, festivals
Part two of the first Levity Zone Salon held in December of 2013 at Ancient Oaks Farm covers Dr. Bruce's personal integration guided by the teachings of Eckart Tolle and J. Krishnamurti. Travis then shared his heartbreak and frustration with powerful prescription drugs given to kids at his school putting them into a manic monkey mind state. The medicating of generations of youth by society may be altering the future of human consciousness and the very world in which we will all live. Mikey... Topics: Consciousness, drugs, childhood education, Eckart Tolle, J. Krishnamurti, human condition
In this special edition of the Levity Zone we embark on a new leg of our journey with the start of Levity Zone Salons. The first one was held at Ancient Oaks Farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains on December 7th 2013 and featured: Dr. Bruce, Jacob Aman, Mark Boolootian, Mikey Siegel, and Travis Rios. The theme was: how do you integrate deeply powerful spiritual experiences into your everyday life? Those precious elevated states doled out from some ineffable source are rare in the human experience... Topics: Spirtual Experience, Psychology, Practices
This lost talk from Fractal Nation at Burning Man 2012 was resurrected by Andrew O'Keefe! Introduced by the artist Android Jones, Dr. Bruce goes on to unbolt the gears and camshafts of the machine that drives society, from the Mad Men who created the advertising that is supposed to define who we are, to how the machine may rattle itself apart like the long lost Soviet Union. How do we prepare for when the wheels come off? Listen in and find your way to slowly, but surely leave that machine and... Topics: consciousness, civilization, soviet union, R. P. Kaushik, advertising, ecology, power
The Levity Zone features the third and final 2013 Burning Man talk held at the Palenque Norte tent in Camp Soft Landing, Dr. Bruce takes up the vitally important theme of the re-balancing of the feminine in the world as a force to re-center the course of our crazily careening civilization. Dive into this fanciful yet provokative story, based partly on profound new scientific discoveries yes mostly drawn out of the imagination, Follow the life of one of the most important figures in our deep... Topics: Human Evolution, Feminine, Civilization
Dr. Bruce returns with another 2013 Burning Man talk held in the spectacular dome at Fractal Planet, a camp centered around visionary art led by the eclectic crew of spectacular visionary artist Andrew (Android) Jones. Android and a large spirited audience resonated with a vision of how we monkeys might use our fully activated minds to re-imagine and then re-make our world. Is this even plausible or possible? Dr. Bruce invites you to try it in your own life and see for yourself, for the... Topics: cosmology, brain science, visionary thinking, imagination
Dr. Bruce returns from the Amazon rainforest and opens the Burning Man 2013 talks series with "Sacred Monkey Power", a talk about our 90 million year deep ancestry starting out on the limbs of rainforest giants. A real dragonfly graced the colorful pavillion of Sacred Spaces Village during the talk adding to the magic. Pressing on Dr. Bruce showed how we may push back against the coiling snake of technology, the thrall of our manic monkey masters and aim our civilization for that... Topics: Human Ancestry, Technology, Future
Join us on the Pantheon stage at Symbiosis Gathering 2013 for Dr. Bruce introduced by visionary activist and coyote spiritwoman Caroline Casey. Dr. Bruce threaded together five of his recent raps from the Levity Zone and Burning Man, weaving in the story of the birth of the visionary experience 300 million year ago, the Madre seeing through our tiny primate eyes and being challenged by the snake of tech, the birth and life of Mitochrondrial Eve, all the way up to the dreamed for ascension of us... Topics: paleobiology, human ancestry, mitochondrial eve, extinction, human future, space exploration,...
A spirited group in Ojai Salon number 3 takes on a big theme: what is the highest purpose of humanity? Topics include: our deepest origins in time, bringing a new myth to the extant world, alien abduction visions, Burning Man as a vehicle for ascension, the thinking of joseph campbell, or simply existing in the present. It is true that humanity is already on the best possible path, carried along by the enormity of nature, and that we are accelerating toward some kind of ascension? This positive... Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
This second audience Q&A session for Ojai Salon number two (podcast 13) returns to a key theme for how we might reinvent a beautiful world by the year 2050. Central to that vision is the re-centering of civilization on the feminine. Sarah, Dennis, Jeff, and Dr. Bruce explore the rise of the feminine in the west, Travel from 21st Century Europe where women's power is strongly returning back to the shores of southern Africa where the male manic monkey may have been born in the very hearth and... Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
Dr. Bruce welcomes you back to the Levity Zone! This is the third and last audience Q&A session for Ojai Salon number two (podcast 13). We continue on late into that night of June 2013 with Dennis, Jeff and Dr. Bruce delving deeply into the influence of the mad mesmeric monkey on civilization. The mesmeric power of the mostly male guru, the religious sect, the business or government honcho and other so-called leaders may be one of the greatest diversions in history from our path to personal... Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
This first audience Q&A session for the second Ojai Salon (podcat 013) treats the sharing of a vision of a sane, sustainable and healthy world of the year 2050. We return to that intimate evening in a stone room in Ojai, California in June of 2013 and dive into dialogue, theories and stories shared by our audience. Audience contributor Dennis Leary emerges here as a powerful new voice of the Levity Zone. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (intro, editing), Steve Murtaugh (music), Jacob Aman (art),... Topics: human future, anthropology, evolution, sustainability
This (voice only) second Ojai Salon opens with the sharing of a vision transporting us to the world of 2050. In this wondrous world of the imagination the ideal outcome has occurred and we are living in a safe, sane and healthy civilization nestled nicely on a recovered and restored verdant Earth. How did we get there? Suspend yourself in disbelief for a while and just settle back and enjoy the given vision. In the next episode the audience dialogue will dive into how we might actually get... Topics: human futures, sustainability, spirituality, ecology
This second Ojai Salon opens with the sharing of a vision transporting us to the world of 2050. In this wondrous world of the imagination the ideal outcome has occurred and we are living in a safe, sane and healthy civilization nestled nicely on a recovered and restored verdant Earth. How did we get there? Suspend yourself in disbelief for a while and just settle back and enjoy the given vision. In the next episode the audience dialogue will dive into how we might actually get there. Credits:... Topics: Future of humanity, sustainability, spirituality
Join Dr. Kaushik in this tour de force talk from the late 1970s.The Doctor shows how our concept of God has undergone an evolution, from animalistic entities, to angry human deities, and finally progressing to compassionate avatars such as Jesus or the Buddha, But these gods always occupy a part of our mind that allowed them to manifest their opposite. This mind/opposite duality comes down to the persistent duality of the observer and the observed. In those rare moments, or for those rare... Topics: Eastern Spirituality, God, Consciousness
VOICE ONLY PIECES (complete) of Conversations with the Madre. Original description: there is reason for hope as I take you on a very personal voyage into a lifelong quest for contact with nature and the biosphere: the Madre. She is the entity that for me represents the sentient yet very alien presence that is the planetary living bolus, The following interview, conducted in Sierra Madre, California in November 2012, is what became a conversation with the Madre. It is a drama of the evolution... Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
VOICE ONLY version of this podcast. Description: there is reason for hope as I take you on a very personal voyage into a lifelong quest for contact with nature and the biosphere: the Madre. She is the entity that for me represents the sentient yet very alien presence that is the planetary living bolus, The following interview, conducted in Sierra Madre, Califonria in November 2012, is the first of two parts in what became a conversation with the Madre. It is a drama of the evolution and the... Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
Jun 24, 2013byDr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
VOICE ONLY version (in two files) of part 2 of the conversation with the Madre. In this dialogue with mother nature, we reply back to her inquiry. The message? It is much needed information on the planetary state of us monkeys, her most promising yet problematic progeny. Why have this conversation? We may be considered crazy, but the survival of us, and all of Earth’s life may rest in the balance. If the Madre can help us, we can help the Madre and there truly is reason for hope. Credits:... Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
Jun 24, 2013byDr. Bruce Damer, Chris Aman, Jacob Aman
In part 2 of the conversation with the Madre, mother nature, we reply back to her inquiry. The message? It is much needed information on the planetary state of us monkeys, her most promising yet problematic progeny. Why have this conversation? We may be considered crazy, but the survival of us, and all of Earth’s life may rest in the balance. If the Madre can help us, we can help the Madre and there truly is reason for hope. Credits: Bruce Damer (speaker, intro, editing), Chris Aman... Topics: human evolution of life, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon...
There is reason for hope as I take you on a very personal voyage into a lifelong quest for contact with nature and the biosphere: the Madre. She is the entity that for me represents the sentient yet very alien presence that is the planetary living bolus, The following interview, conducted in Sierra Madre, California in November 2012, is the first of two parts in what became a conversation with the Madre. It is a drama of the evolution and the fight for the soul and survival of us monkeys and... Topics: human evolution, technology, spiritual quest, gaia, mother earth, nature, amazon rainforest,...
Journey to the beautiful valley of Ojai, in Southern Californa, where Dr. Bruce engages an intimate audience in the first Ojai Salon at the visionary compound of Jeffrey Harris near where J. Krishnamurti sat under the teaching tree.Come now with us in an inner journey from our insectivore primate ancestors 90 million years ago all the way out to the first flash of the total conscious manifest rendering of the cosmos in our own minds in our own time. Credits: Dr. Bruce Damer (speaker, intro,... Topics: human evolution, consciousness, cosmic futures, Ojai Salon
008-Dr.Bruce: John Suntiger - The CircleIntroducing a new voice to the levity zone: John Suntiger, a visual projection artist, and community and environmental activist who takes us on his profound life’s journey through dis-ease, disease from Childhood to a terrifying hang gliding accident and beyond. John truly paid his dues and has emerged a strong advocate and practitioner of the circle. As Lorenzo Hagerty and Dr. Bruce initiated last year in programs about the life of Terence McKenna, the... Topics: John Suntiger, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill Wilson, Healing Circles
Apr 30, 2013byStudents of R. P. Kaushik, Dr. Bruce Damer
007-Dr.Bruce: Dr. R. P. Kaushik - The Universe Within Part 2The second half of a talk by Dr. Kaushik about how the energy moves through our internal universe. He addresses the original audience question about how to handle sexual energy. Next, he explores how when we relate to the universe through thought we become isolated in aloneness. When thought comes to an end, and we face the full void of loneliness it is only there, free of mind, that love has the space to grow to the point you become... Topics: Dr. R. P. Kaushik, Eastern Spirituality
(Voice Only version) Dr. R. P. Kaushik responds to audience questions in Ithaca, NY in 1978 in a piece we are calling "The Universe Within". Dr. Kaushik reveals how the energy moves within the universe inside each of us and gets caught up as tension. This tension is the source of all of our needs and ills and to move beyond it is to become a new kind of human being. Recorded Ithaca, NY, Summer 1978. Find many more talks by Dr. Kaushik at Dr.Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive and a... Topics: Dr. R. P. Kaushik, Eastern Spirituality
Dr. R. P. Kaushik responds to audience questions in Ithaca, NY in 1978 in a piece we are calling "The Universe Within". Dr. Kaushik reveals how the energy moves within the universe inside each of us and gets caught up as tension. This tension is the source of all of our needs and ills and to move beyond it is to become a new kind of human being. Recorded Ithaca, NY, Summer 1978. Find many more talks by Dr. Kaushik at Dr.Bruce & the Levity Zone Archive and a newly rediscovered... Topics: Dr. R. P. Kaushik, Eastern Spirituality
A booklet about Dr R. P. Kaushik possibly from the early 1980s which includes an interview with the Doctor where he describes his life and development of his thought. Topics: R. P. Kaushik, Yoga, Eastern Spirituality
A collection of photos, screen shots, posters, avatar worlds and project images of Dr. Bruce Damer. Feel free to remix and use in your projects but please honor our Creative Commons noncommercial share alike attribution 3.0 license. For more information on Dr. Bruce see http://www.damer.com Topics: Dr. Bruce Damer, avatars, virtual worlds, NASA, space, EvoGrid
Dr.Bruce takes great pleasure in introducing a new voice to the Levity Zone: Dr. R.P. Kaushik. Credits: Students of Dr. K (digitizing this session from Ithaca, NY, 1978), Cynthia Copple (photo), Bruce Damer (editing, introducer), MysticalSun (music). Topic: Eastern spirituality
Naeem at the Source, a visionary journey experienced by Dr. Bruce Damer when leaving Pakistan in June, 2012. Read by Akbar in Urdu in Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 6, 2012. This was produced in English by Dr. Bruce and Saad Zia and is featured in podcast 002 of Dr.Bruce's Levity Zone. Topics: visionary journey, eastern spirituality, language, consciousness
Feb 22, 2013byCynthia Copple (Journey Publications), others
Several photos and drawing of Dr. R. P. Kaushik. From the web: three photos of Dr. Kaushik and a drawing from an interview with Dr. Kaushik in Yoga Journal, May-Jun 1980. Topics: Dr. R. P. Kaushik, eastern spirituality
This is a collection of raw audio of Dr. R. P. Kaushik, as recorded by his students in the 1970s up to a time prior to his death in 1981. These recordings were subsequently digitized in the years before and up to 2012 and provided for general availability here. A select set of these valuable talks will be released under the Dr.Bruce podcast available at:http://www.drbruce.org We would appreciate hearing from any former students, teachers, scholars or family members and friends of Dr. Kaushik as... Topics: visionary thought, enlightenment, healing, eastern spiritual traditions, yoga, medicine, eastern...